Opera for Tablets to be unveiled at CES

Now this is interesting. Speaking as someone who already has a bunch of tablets, Opera didn't need to release a new version. It already works just fine. In fact, I'd bet that the current versions will work better on tablets running older versions of Android OS than this new version. But if you watch the video, you'll see that it does appear to be scaled better for larger screens. The demo is on a Galaxy Tab, and while it doesn't show all the features we do get to see a pinch zoom.

From the press release:

If you were nice in 2010 then there is a good chance Santa left you one of the hottest gifts of the year – a tablet. Now that it is January you are probably looking for ways to get the most of out of your tablet. Luckily, Santa has some special Norwegian helpers who worked all through the holidays to kick off the New Year with a browser designed especially for tablets.

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, Opera Software will unveil the first public preview of Opera for tablets. Whether it’s checking email, managing social networks or surfing the net, Opera’s specialized browser for tablets provides you with the smoothest tablet and netbook experience on the market.

“In 2011, tablets are a new must-have. Opera is creating waves with the first public preview of Opera for tablets,” said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. “Opera for tablets brings the same trusted Internet experience to tablets and netbook PCs as users have come to love on their mobile phones and desktops.”

via Opera

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2 Comments on Opera for Tablets to be unveiled at CES

  1. So this is strictly for Android or is an iPad version on it’s way as well.

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